Three incidents which spoiled Jyotiraditya Scindia’s New Year charm

The Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has high aspirations for India’s aviation industry. On numerous occasions, Mr. Scindia has mentione his highly-ambitious plans for the civil aviation industry and there is little doubt on the fact, that he is working really hard towards achieving his objectives.

While the minister has few laurels from the year 2022, the year 2023 started on an unlikely note. The old scars (incidents which took place in 2022), which have been recently unearthed, have brought lot of embarrassment to the Union Minister. In this article we have listed out three recent incidents which spoiled Jyotiraditya Scindia’s New Year party.

Air India-pee Saga:

The case involves Tata Owned-Air India, an elderly woman and a drunk man. Surely, the story has all the ingredients to be converted into an exciting movie. But before that happens, the incident has given a headache to the Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, who has assured ‘speedy action’ in the case.

It was a New York-Delhi flight on November 26, in which 26-year-old Shankar Mishra allegedly urinated on a 70-year-old woman in the business class. The incident was reported to the Delhi Police on January 4, and after a series of developments the alleged accused was finally sent to judicial custody by the Delhi Police, on Saturday.

Although the incident has seen the apology from Air India CEO, acknowledgement from Tata Sons chairman, and DGCA initiating internal probe in the matter, the matter has surely brought a lot of embarrassment to the Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Incidents of urination and smoking on Air India Paris-New Delhi flight on November 6:

The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a show cause notice to Air India for failing to report the two separate incidents – urination and smoking – in a Paris-New Delhi flight.  While issuing a show cause notice to the airline service provider, DGCA termed the response from Air India as ‘lackadaisical and delayed.’

 “Two incidents of passenger misbehavior occurring on Air India flight AI-142 on November 6, 2022, from Paris to New Delhi came to the notice of the DGCA,” the notice read.

The issue also revealed that one passenger caught smoking in the lavatory, was drunk and not listening to the crew. Another passenger allegedly relieved himself on a vacant seat and blanket of a fellow female passenger when she went to the lavatory,” the notice added. While Air India didn’t report the incident until DGCA sought the incident report from them last week, the airline service company has been given two weeks to submit its reply to the DGCA.

Go First flight leaving behind 50 passengers:

Go First flight G8 116, which took off from Bengaluru for Delhi, caused a massive stir on Tuesday, as the flight allegedly left its 50 passengers at the boarding airport.

Several passengers took to Twitter to raise the issue and tagged Civil Aviation Minister Jyortiaditya Scindia, and the office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While Go Air is yet to release a statement on the matter, the incident became talk of the town soon, adding more worry for Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.

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